Chris Green (Guyana Amazon Warriors): In the absence of Shoaib Malik, Green took charge of the Amazon Warriors and led them to the semi-finals. He came into the tournament with a reworked action, but was his usual thrifty self, particularly with the new ball, giving up runs at only 5.68. His control came to the fore during a stellar spell of 4-2-3-1 against the Tridents, and he said he was confident with his new action and rhythm heading into his first IPL season. … [Read more...] about How did IPL-bound players fare in the CPL?
Ipl teams and players
1. Tom Banton - Kolkata Knight Riders The 21-year-old Englishman has forced the world to sit up and take notice of him in the last year or so. A ferocious hitter of the ball, Banton came to limelight in last year's Vitality T20 Blast when he amassed more than 500 runs in just 13 games. His strike-rate was an awesome 160 and had a hundred to boot with. Banton also made fireworks in the Abu Dhabi T10 League and in the recent T20I series against Australia. Banton will not get too many games in the IPL 2020 because the Kolkata Knight Riders already have an impressive foreign line-up in Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins. But he will be eager to grab the chances that come his way. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Watch out these 5 IPL debutantes who can rock the tournament
With a lot of depth in the pace department, KKR might look to use the duo as a back-up. "They're both very, very classy. Fortunately, we have lots of depth in the fast bowling area, so if an injury does happen, heaven forbid, we do have covering in those areas. Mavi played nine games for KKR in 2018 and picked five wickets before a stress fracture ruled him out in 2019. Bought for Rs 3.2 crore in 2018, Nagarkoti injured his back even before he could make his debut. It will be an off-the-field battle of wits between the KKR chief mentor and his elder brother Mike Hussey (CSK batting coach) when they take on the MS Dhoni-led side on October 7 and in the return leg on October 29. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Kuldeep Yadav on top of his game, won’t face any confidence issues this time, says David Hussey
While RR will be keenly waiting for the arrival of their big guns - Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes - the Indian and foreign mix present in the United Arab Emirates also seemed in a top shape, hitting some lusty blows during the next practice. … [Read more...] about IPL Diaries – Edition 3
Why we're excitedsparkling season for Bengal, Ahmed became their go-to man with ball, and even with bat at times. That they made the knockouts, leave alone the Ranji final, was the result of the left-hander's ability to tone down an otherwise boisterous batting approach; but if he wasn't doing it with bat, he was doing it with ball: he took 35 wickets, their joint-highest. He not only ran through teams with his left-arm spin but also played a crucial supporting role to their fast bowlers when needed. A complete package. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 – Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi head line-up of exciting uncapped Indian bowlers